Aug 26 2021
COVID vaccination cards needed for booster shot
by Kathy Thayer
assistant recreation manager
It’s all over the news—protection from the vaccination you received appears to dwindle within 6-8 months, so the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending a booster shot for the fully vaccinated.
Currently, you can get the shot from your primary care physician only if you are immunocompromised.
Everyone else will have to wait until it becomes available to the general public. In the meantime, mask up, avoid crowds, social distance and wash your hands often as the delta variant is present in LWSB.
In the case of LW, where GRF and OptumCare facilitated vaccinations for nearly 5,000 residents, we will be notified by the Orange County Health Care Agency when the booster will be available here. But in the meantime, do you know where your CDC card is that was given to you when you were inoculated?
This is the time to hunt for it if you have misplaced it. If you received both shots here and can’t find it, OptumCare will have a record of it and can help you replace it. You will not be able to get the booster without it.
GRF will update the community as more information becomes available. Keep an eye on the LW Weekly and LW Live for the latest news. In the meantime, specific questions about your status or the booster in general should go to your healthcare provider, not GRF.
Note: GRF continues to receive reports of new cases of the delta variant in LWSB among both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Most clubs and organizations have wisely chosen to suspend in-person meetings for now. Contact your club directly for its status.
If you choose to attend an in-person meeting, masks are strongly recommended and guests are discouraged.
Work on pool underway
Work on the pool continues at a rapid pace. The HVAC system for the golf starter shack has been completed, and re-roofing is complete up to the tie-in of the new structure that holds the pool equipment.
Electrical panel removal and temporary reset is being coordinated with Southern California Edison to continue with progress on the pool mechanical room (this must be relocated prior to installation of concrete foundation).
Plumbing installation at the pool facility is underway. Testing and inspection should be completed this week, with steel installation scheduled to begin right after inspection and back fill of pool piping.
Crews will install a network of steel bars, known as rebar. Carefully placed at specific intervals, these metal rods will form a cage-like frame for the pool and spa.
The application of gunite is expected to start once the rebar is installed. The gunite phase should be completed by the end of the month.
The schedule is subject to change due to COVID-related supply disruptions of all sorts, including pool equipment and materials. Shipping delays as experienced with other projects in Leisure World may alter construction timelines.
The pool has been closed since November 2019 when potentially catastrophic defects were uncovered in the 1960s-era facility.
The project that started as a simple remodel soon grew into a full-blown reconstruction. The project coincided with the coronavirus epidemic, which has delayed construction, parts procurement and other facets of the job.
The facility will have a pool with five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area.
Water Conservation Update
The severity of water shortages throughout the west prompted the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to declare a “water supply alert” last week.
Local reservoirs have enough imported water for Southern Californians to weather the drought into next year, according to water officials. But it’s time to start conserving that supply to ward off harsher restrictions.
Specifically the “water supply alert” triggered a call for a voluntary 15-percent reduction in water use. That reduction could help delay more serious water mandates, including limiting supplies to the 26 local water agencies served by MWD and issuing fines for excessive use. In Leisure World, residents have heard the call for water conservation. This month’s GRF water bill reflected a 35-percent reduction in water compared to last year’s use.
So keep up the good work by sweeping sidewalks and patios instead of hosing them down, taking shorter showers and fixing leaky faucets. Rebates for low-water use washing machines, toilets and sprinkler nozzles are available at bewaterwise.com.
The MWD distributes water from the Colorado River and northern California. The decision to seek the voluntary cutback came shortly after the federal government declared a water shortage in the Colorado River for the first time. The move mandates an 18 percent reduction of the river water for Arizona and 7 percent for Nevada — as well as reductions for Mexico — beginning Jan. 1.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency for 50 of the California’s 58 counties. Southern California has been spared that declaration so far, although the state’s call for voluntary reductions applies to all counties.
During the 2007-2009 drought, people made changes that led to long-term water savings, thanks to MWD initiatives that included drought-proof landscaping and low-flow toilets and showers. The MWD has also been building reservoir and aquifer storage, increasing capacity roughly 13-fold since the 1990s.
While the current drought began in 2020, the MWD didn’t begin tapping reserves until this year, according to news reports. On Jan. 1, it had a record 3.2 million acre feet in storage and expects to tap about 600,000 acre feet of that to help fulfill an anticipated 2021 demand for imported water of 1.75 million acre feet. An acre foot is enough for about nine people a year.
The MWD serves 19 million people in six counties.
Holiday news deadline is Aug. 31
The deadline for editorial submissions for the Sept. 9 edition of the LW Weekly will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, because of the Labor Day holiday. The classified advertising deadline will be Thursday, Sept. 2, at 2:30 p.m. for the Sept. 9 edition. For more information, call (562) 430-0534.
Send your best shot for 2022 calendar
The LW Weekly will produce a 2022 calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in time for the holidays.
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 17. Potential contributors should submit large, high-resolution, 300 dpi images in landscape format of places and spaces in and around Leisure World and Seal Beach. Photos of people are not eligible.
Cell phone photos should be emailed in the “actual size” format. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo.
For more information on technical requirements, call 431-6586, ext. 392.
The 2022 calendar will be delivered to every LW unit for free.
Additional copies may be purchased for $1.50.
CalFresh can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods.
CalFresh is funded by the USDA and administered through the Community Action Partnership in Leisure World to help improve the health and nutrition of people with lower incomes.
Requirements to Apply:
• You may qualify for CalFresh even if you have a job.
• Gross monthly income must be less than the amounts listed: One-person household, $2,128; two-person household, $2,874.
• Seniors, those on SSI or those with a disability can apply and may be eligible for CalFresh.
• Documents needed to apply: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of income and resident card (if applicable, receipt of rent and receipt of one utility bill).
For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/.
Residents who need assistance applying for CalFresh should contact Robann Arshat in Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or Robertaa@lwsb.com.
Bathroom Accessibility Grant
The City of Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program has been approved for another cycle of funding. This means that as of July 1, the city started spending nearly $200,000 in grants to Leisure World residents for the Bathroom Accessibility Program.
For over 15 years, the City of Seal Beach has offered the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents modify their bathrooms. As of 2020, LWers with more than one bathroom are eligible. Furthermore, in special circumstances, a bench can be added to the fiberglass unit.
In the wake of COVID-19, the administration of this program has changed slightly. There will be no in-person workshops this year. Instead, individual appointments can be made via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to ask questions and get individualized advice on how to complete an application. Simply email email@example.com for an appointment. People can also call (909) 364-9000, but email is preferred. All information is kept strictly confidential.
Any Leisure World resident who has trouble stepping into the shower for any reason is likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. The Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant converts the tub/shower combination into a shower-only for safer access. The fiberglass is refinished to look like new, and a custom glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models, and grab bars may be added as needed.
The program is made possible through a grant from HUD, Orange County and the City of Seal Beach. To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below $75,300 if you live alone, or the limit is $86,050 per year for a two-person household. Savings do not disqualify you.
“Many residents get confused about the application process,” said Monique Miner of CivicStone, which administers the program.
CivicStone was hired by the City of Seal Beach 15 years ago to facilitate the bathroom grant program.
“Residents don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade,” Miner said. “We are just a phone call away and can help residents apply for the completely free upgrade. But don’t delay completing your application, because funds are limited.”
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 364-9000.
• With more evidence showing that the immunity offered by coronavirus vaccines wanes over time, booster shots are now on the way. Government health officials are prescribing a third dose for everyone eight months removed from full vaccination but it won’t be immediately available for the general population, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The immunocompromised are now eligible for booster shots (people should check with their doctors).
The Biden administration plans to administer 100 million COVID-19 booster shots over the fall and winter, according to news reports last week.
The plan for booster shots laid out by health officials last week applies to Americans who received both doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, but for the nearly 14 million who received Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose shot, the details are not yet clear.
According to the CDC, the data behind the booster plan includes studies that demonstrated decreasing vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infection in people who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna two-dose shots.
MASK REQUIREMENT EXTENDED
• The Transportation Security Administration has extended its mask requirement for passengers until January. It was previously set to expire Sept. 13. The TSA said last week that it will extend a federal mask mandate for airline, bus and train passengers into next year, requiring the face coverings until Jan. 18, 2022.
The mandate—issued in the first days after President Biden took office—has never rescinded, even during the early-summer months when the CDC began telling fully vaccinated people that masks were generally no longer necessary.
“The purpose of TSA’s mask directive is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation,” said a statement from the agency.
With the hyper-transmissable delta variant causing a new surge in coronavirus cases, the CDC has tightened guidance on masks as mandates have returned in regions, including Los Angeles County. Transportation is one of the few areas in which the federal government has taken responsibility for imposing such rules.
VACCINE VERIFICATION IN OC
Vaccine verification is becoming even more common throughout Orange County following a state mandate last week requiring residents show proof of vaccinations for indoor events with more than 1,000 people.
The new mandate kicks in Sept. 20.
It essentially lowers the threshold on an existing mandate that requires proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test before people can go to large indoor events with more than 5,000 people.
The mandate was strengthened last week because the delta variant has proven to be highly transmissible, making it easier to spread in large crowds where people are near each other for long periods of time.
The mandate should reduce hospitalizations and deaths. By requiring individuals to be vaccinated, or test negative for COVID-19 at large events, the risk of infection, hospitalization and death decrease, according to state health officials.
State public health officials have so far resisted bringing back a mask mandate.
Cases began to increase shortly after the statewide reopening, when nearly all pandemic measures were dropped.
Anonymously Report COVID cases
The GRF has set up an anonymous phone line for residents to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 in an effort to track the spread of the virus in LW. If you or a member of your household tests positive, call (562) 296-4161 and state the number of confirmed cases and your Mutual number. No other identifying information should be given.
Get to beach on new accessibility mats
The City of Seal Beach partnered with Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley to facilitate the installation of eco-friendly, portable and non-slip ADA beach accessibility mats, commonly known as Mobi-Mats.
The newly installed mats significantly improve accessibility to the beach by providing a comfortable and safe avenue for visitors with disabilities or limited mobility, and families with strollers and different needs to enjoy a beach day.
The portable mats are located near the the 8th Street Beach Lot on the north side of the beach and near the 10th Street Beach Lot on the south side of the beach.
“When I first heard about the beach access mobility mats, I decided that offering this amenity for folks visiting and using our beach was a must. I want to thank our District 2 County Supervisor, Katrina Foley for partnering with us to provide funding to be able to acquire and install the access mats so quickly,” said Mayor Joe Kalmick. “It is gratifying to see someone who may have mobility limitations be able to cross the sand and get down to almost the water’s edge.”
“The City is extremely excited to share Mobi-Mats with the community,” said Marine Safety Chief Joe Bailey.
“The Mobi Mat will allow a larger audience to enjoy our beautiful beach and I’m especially grateful that we were able to install the mats before the end of summer,” he added.
Recall election ballot box open
The OC Registrar’s Ballot Drop Box in Leisure World is located at the Amphitheater bus hub next to the U.S. Post Box near the Admininstration Building on Golden Rain Road. It is now open to receive ballots for the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.
The ballot box is open 24/7 during the voting period, through Sept. 14. Ballots will be picked up daily
On Election Day, Tuesday, Sept. 14, two county employees will be assigned at the ballot drop box in the afternoon and evening to assist with traffic flow and lock the ballot mail slots at 8 p.m. or after the last voter.
SBPD Accident Report
A motorcycle and a vehicle collided resulting in serious injuries to the motorcyclist on Saturday, Aug. 21, at about 2:04 p.m., according to the Seal Beach Police Department.
The collision ccurred near the intersection of Lampson Avenue and Old Ranch Road.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that a motorcycle collided with a vehicle near the above location. Orange County Fire Authority personnel responded and transported the motorcyclist to a trauma center for treatment of serious injuries. As of Aug. 23, the motorcyclist was in critical but stable condition.
The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with investigators. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved, and the driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Officer Nick LaCarra at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1615 or email@example.com.
Used Car Lot is Aug. 28
Leisure World shareholder/members can sell used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturdays of the month. This month, people can sell their used vehicles on Aug. 28
Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured.
In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner does not need to be present. A single “for sale” sign no larger than 18-by-24 inches can be displayed on the vehicle.
Only LW residents are allowed to display vehicles for sale. The sale is open to residents and the guests they call in. For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.
Decal Office is open
The GRF Security Decal Office has reopened for service Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The Decal Office is located in Building 5 near the Copy Center. No appointment is required. Decal issuance will return to the first-come, first-served process that was in place before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Historically, the office’s busiest times are when it first opens, at lunch time and just before closing. People who arrive at those times may have an extended wait to receive decals. Bring proof of vehicle insurance, DMV vehicle registration, driver’s license and a GRF ID card. Decals are valid for up to two years after the date of issuance.
Pfizer granted full approval for COVID vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech for their COVID-19 vaccine to be given to Americans as young as 16. The approval clears the way for a wave of moves that health officials say could reverse a nationwide slowdown in the pace of first doses.
The approval caps a months-long effort by the FDA to clear the shot’s final remaining regulatory requirements, reviewing reams of the company’s latest safety data and conducting inspections at Pfizer’s vaccine factories around the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.,” said the FDA’s Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement.
Pfizer completed its submission of a “biologics license application” for the shot in May, providing the extensive documentation required for full approval, and has told investors it plans to seek full approval for younger age groups and a booster shot.
Moderna said it plans to finish its application this month. Johnson & Johnson, which is currently gathering data from trials of two-dose regimens, also plans to file for full approval this year, according to news reports.
Pfizer’s vaccine has been available since December under an Emergency Use Authorization, which was expanded in May to include children ages 12 and up.
But the FDA had also faced growing pressure to speed the review as cases surged among mostly unvaccinated Americans from the fast-spreading delta variant of the virus. Though already allowed under federal law, full approval could open the door for more places that have waited to require the shots.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement Monday from Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, CDPH director and state public health officer, following federal approval of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
“Today’s announcement by our federal partners underscores the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and comes at a critical juncture as many of our communities are grappling with increasing cases fueled by the faster spreading delta variant,” said Dr. Aragón in a statement.
“For weeks we have watched cases go up at an alarming pace among individuals who are not vaccinated while the vaccinated are largely protected, especially against severe and long-term illness.
“We know the vaccines work. We know vaccines are safe. We know they save lives. If you are not vaccinated, let this be the milestone that gets you there. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and help put an end to this deadly pandemic.”
405 Improvement Updates
The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:
NB and SB I-405 Lane Reductions for Center Median Work
Crews will perform work in the center median on the I-405 at the Bolsa Avenue bridge. This work will require NB and SB I-405 HOV lane reductions between Bolsa Avenue and Goldenwest.
The lane reductions are set for 5 a.m.-12 p.m., starting Aug. 23 for approximately three months.
SB Boulevard Sidewalks
Crews closed the sidewalks at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson Avenue for permanent traffic signal construction.
Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson will be intermittently reduced to two lanes at the intersection for the duration of the work.
Member Column—Minari, An Appreciation
The Korean American Association co-sponsored with the GRF the screening of “Minari,” an award-winning movie, at the Amphitheater Aug. 6. The movie was preceded by a virtual greeting from film editor Harry Yoon. The following is in appreciation.
by Anna Derby
Korean American Association
The audience burst out laughing when 8-year-old David, a character in the movie “Minari,” handed his father a twig—not a big stick—to punish him for being rude to his grandmother.
As scene after scene unfolded when the movie was screened at the Amphitheater Aug. 6, I could hear the audience’s reaction: a gasp when Soon-Ja had a stroke; dismay when fire destroys the family’s life savings; laughter when money was taken from the church donation basket to help a family.
The movie was made all the more special by having film editor Harry Yoon greet the LW community with a virtual introduction.
My daughter Jane Mohon was instrumental in making that happen. She has worked in movie marketing in Hollywood for over 30 years. It was her idea to get a virtual greeting from one of the film makers. Her advice was to present a resident’s immigration story to kindle empathy for LWers and support for a personal message to the LW community.
Otherwise it would be a long shot.
I have an immigration story, and, as a Korean American Association Board member, I decided to tell that story to see if it would touch one of the film makers and entice them to make a special greeting for a special night in our beautiful Amphitheater.
Recreation Assistant Manager Kathy Thayer sent the following letter to Yoon:
Leisure World is a nationally recognized senior community that boasts nearly 10,000 active senior residents in Seal Beach, California. Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) is the corporation that manages these residents and their homes. Every summer, GRF hosts special entertainment in our 2,500-seat Amphitheater. Part of our summer season incorporates top-rated movies in this outdoor venue, and we’ve chosen to highlight your film, “Minari,” this year.
Over 20 percent of Leisure World’s residents are Korean Americans, the vast majority of them are the first-generation immigrants. Like the family in “Minari,” they came to America with the dream that their children would have better lives than themselves. They worked hard to make that dream come true for their children.
Recently, we received the following letter from one of our most prominent residents:
“My name is Young-Hee Chun (American name Anna Derby), and I immigrated to America 40 years ago. My immigration was unique. I came to America as a single mother with my two young children, age 9 and 13. I had no language skills and no job. The only thing I had was the will to survive to see my dream come true for my children to have better lives than I had.
I would like to ask you if you would be willing to record a virtual greeting for Leisure World residents, especially those first-generation Korean Americans, who will connect so deeply with the film. It would be unforgettable for residents of all backgrounds to join you in celebrating the immigrant experience. . . .”
After a couple of follow up contacts with Yoon, he graciously sent a virtual greeting for us to share Aug. 6.
“Minari” drew the largest crowd in the history of Amphitheater Movie Nights, according to the GRF Recreation office.
So the long shot became a reality, thanks to luck and determination. Special thanks to the GRF Recreation Committee that chose this special movie to bring to LW and to GRF Director Paula Snowden who first had the idea to try and get a personal introduction to the film.
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for “Minari.”
We wanted to thank the Korean American Association and Harry Yoon, the film’s prestigious editor, for introducing this poignant film at the Amphitheater on Aug. 6.
We saw some of our own grandparents internationally the same. It was captivating. It is our hope that story will be shown again for more of our community to enjoy. The Korean American Association must be very proud of this fine work.
Russell and Lori Gray
Reading Sandy Geffner’s story in the LW Weekly (Aug. 19) was very enlightening. Here is our story. My husband, Richard, and I are in our mid-80s live with our co-occupant daughter Debbi, who is in her 60s.
We are people who grab a gummy to strengthen our immune systems at the first sign of a cold. So when the virus came, we ate more gummies. We also are spiritual people, and we turned this issue over to Him. Additionally we were very concerned about the vaccinations. They came so quickly. What would be the long term effects? We choose not to vaccinate.
In May, we had wonderful Mother’s Day at our grandson’s outside patio in Anaheim. Several days later, one of the sons called to tell us he had just tested positive for COVID. Six or seven days later, all three of us were sick. It was not fun!
Our daughter Suzie (who had been vaccinated) came to take care of us. She took the day shift and a nighttime caregiver took the night shift. In June, she found an infusion center, and the three of us each received an infusion. I think it was the same thing Trump received. According the notes in our calendar, we started getting better.
We stayed isolated, watching too much TV, working jigsaw puzzles and journaling.
It’s now August, and we’re doing fine. Perhaps our immune systems, with the help of the infusions, are keeping us safe.
And just a week or so ago, our taste buds came back. Yes, when we are out and about, we wear the masks and social distance. At home, we use a lot of disinfectant and still order groceries online.
I appreciate the LW Weekly addressing the many questions regarding the importance of getting the vaccine.
My daughter in Las Vegas now has COVID-19 and mistakenly thinks that she doesn’t need the vaccine. But research proves otherwise.
As concerned friends and family members try to convince loved ones to get vaccinated, many are met with the argument: “I already got COVID, so I can’t get it again.”
Health experts say that just isn’t true.
Although antibodies from natural infection may provide some protection against the virus, evidence shows nothing protects against COVID-19 better than vaccines.
People who have recovered from COVID-19 should get vaccinated to reduce their risk of reinfection, which will prevent transmission and suppress the opportunity for more variants —like the highly contagious delta -—to emerge.
“Natural infection will cause your immune system to make many types of antibodies and immune response to all parts of the virus, but only a small fraction of that response is actually protective,” said Nicole Iovine, chief hospital epidemiologist at University of Florida Health in Gainesville.
“When you get the vaccine, the entire response is targeted to the virus’s spike protein.”
Thank you for printing a very informative article about Sandy Geffner (Aug. 19). I hope everyone takes heed to the lessons here. My husband and I have taken all precautionary measures and assume everyone we come in contact with has the virus, albeit asymptomatic, so that we don’t let our guard down.
Robert Barnum’s article (Aug. 12) about the birds seen around LW brought back many memories from my hiking days. Hawks soaring on wind currents climbing higher and higher is an incredible sight! We first saw a flock of parrots in San Francisco, and here in LW, I’ve seen them twice. Like Bob says, they are loud so if you hear noise that you don’t immediately recognize, look up and be dazzled by the colors, mostly the iridescent greens, a sight you won’t soon forget.
Member Column—COVID Chronicles
by Joan Rose
July 2021: With more than 50 percent of Americans now vaccinated, it would appear that we are seeing the last gasps of the COVID virus. It is hoped that more unvaccinated people will bravely go in for their shots, thus bringing us to the goal of herd immunity and wiping out the virus for good.
Of course, this is wishful thinking on my part because there are a good many people who think that the pandemic is a hoax, if not a government cover-up. However, one only has to look at the statistics of people still catching the virus and becoming very ill with it to discredit this thinking. As long as we have naysayers, the virus will still have willing human subjects to jump aboard and mutate—and it will keep on killing us.
We have to live with the fact that there is little we can do to convince people to get their shots, but things are better now with businesses are opening up, and it is so good to see that little light flickering at the end of the tunnel.
I would truly like to go out to lunch occasionally and visit museums, but I listen to the doctors and scientists on TV who tell us that it is prudent to still be cautious because the virus is still out there, and it is mutating. I still don’t feel comfortable around crowds of people, so I am staying mostly in the safety of my home for the time being, but I am looking forward to the day when we can all be comfortable and confident going out in public.
If you are looking for something to do while we are playing this waiting game, don’t forget that there is one thing we can all do with very little effort and that is to day dream!
I love to look at real estate ads for mansions and estates, and I often dream that I can (1) afford one of these luxurious homes, and (2) that I could even afford to pay the taxes! Ah, but even if I know it is something out of sight, that doesn’t keep me from dreaming of better things for me and my family.
Last year, those famous wandering royals, Harry and Meghan, abandoned chilly Canada for the welcoming and warm arms of a plush Santa Barbara community. Obviously these kids are on a strict budget, since the nine-bedroom estate they bought was a steal at only $14 million dollars. Seriously? 14 million?
Ah, it’s true that the rich are so different from you and me. They have money! But you have to give the couple credit for being brave. I can see that they are watching their pennies (or pounds) since they actually have a mortgage on the place. They paid a third down (let’s see, that was probably just pocket change at around five million) and I guess they will be making monthly payments, like the rest of us mere mortals.
My granddaughter Anastasia has a large family, and although they are comfortable and her husband Sheldon makes a good living (and still has a job), Sheldon is not part of the royal family. But what if he was? Or at least had a fraction of the royal purse. Then I would send Anastasia an e-mail advising her that I had found the perfect house for them, and my note would probably read as follows:
Hi, Anastasia! Since your house is rapidly filling up with kids, you and Sheldon might be in the market for a bigger house. I saw a real estate article in the paper, and I thought you might be interested in this estate.
It is certainly big enough, what with eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, a den, a wood-paneled library and a great room with a huge fireplace, and so much more.
Located on 10 acres, Villa del Lago is a two storied home on the shores of Lake Wampum with a private beach and dock. Lavishly landscaped with Italian cypress trees, fruit trees and formal gardens, the 2 story great room has several floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the gardens and the lake. The villa also has a state of the art kitchen, central air and heating, a formal dining room, a movie theater, a media room, separate maid’s quarters, a butler’s pantry, a front entrance fountain in the foyer and that’s only the inside!
Think of the fun your family and friends would have while swimming and boating in the lake, riding horses you kept in your horse stables, using the putting green and playing tennis on the clay tennis court. Long summer days could be spent at the tiled swimming pool, or lounging in the pool pavilion and guest house. Along with ample guest parking space, the estate boasts a twelve-car, climate-controlled garage.
Of course, you would need a couple of nannies, a cook or two, a few housekeepers, several gardeners, grounds keepers and tree experts, and pool, fountain and lake maintenance crews.
Oh, I know, I know, you think that something like this would put a lot of demands on your time. However, with a big enough staff, you wouldn’t have to worry about maintaining the home and you would have a lot more time which could be devoted to your kids and fun things that you and Sheldon wanted to do.
The price of the estate is somewhere around the 12M mark, but the seller is willing to negotiate.
Well, think about it and if this is something that sounds doable, call the Realtor, Mr. Whiny, at 1-800-SNOOOTY. I can just picture how happy and excited you and Sheldon and your big family would be, living in Villa del Lago.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule. Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff, with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask are required.
Thurs., March 25 Architectural Design Review Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., March 29 Executive Session of the Executive Committee
Admin. Conference Room 1 p.m.
Thurs., April 1 COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., April 2 GRF Board Executive Session
virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., April 5 Special GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Mon., April 5 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., April 7 Physical Property Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., April 8 Communications/IT Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., April 9 Executive Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., April 12 Mutual Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., April 14 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., April 19 Finance Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tues., April 20 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Carport Cleaning Schedule 2021
Since most of the holidays in 2021 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, all carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday, with the exception of Thanksgiving (Nov. 25). The following carports will be cleaned the morning of Nov. 30:
Mutual 11: Carports 130 -131
Mutual 15: Carports 7-8, 10 and 13
Mutual 16: Carport 9
The following carports will be cleaned that afternoon:
Mutual 15: Carports 3, 6, 11-12
LW Community Guide 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the production of the LW Community Guide in 2020. If there are any changes to your information for the White Pages from 2019, or if you weren’t included in 2019 but want to be in 2021, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and/or phone number.
Call for Candidates
Mutual and GRF election cycle continues
Since 1962, Leisure World, Seal Beach, has operated on a united community spirit. There is no one more interested in their home, Mutual and community than LWers and their fellow shareholders. Only they can truly understand the value of the LW life and lifestyle and have the motivation to see their Mutual, as well as the entire community, prosper.
Being part of a Mutual or GRF Board places shareholders in the middle of the decision-making process, with their voice and opinions heard as they represent their fellow shareholders for a collective benefit.
Pride in community, patience and motivation to help others are very important qualities for running for a seat on their Mutual or GRF Board. It is the strength of the vast and varied experience each director has, as well as the collective strength of the Board, that builds community and protects LW’s lifestyle and homes. The skills and knowledge a person has compiled through the years will be put to good use.
The duly elected Mutual and GRF Boards set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation and Trust property and all of its amenities. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—that is, their fellow shareholders. Board directors find solutions to existing problems, large and small. The job takes time, effort and a willingness to donate a portion of everyday life to the community.
As a community of more than 9,000 highly qualified shareholders, there is so much expertise to offer. New ideas and perspectives are always needed, which means volunteers are needed. Though some deadlines have passed, there’s still time for candidates for Mutuals 1, 5, 12, 15 and 17, as well as the GRF Board of Directors.
The schedule below gives more details as to the Mutuals’ and GRF elections schedule. Anyone interested in or who has questions relating to becoming a candidate for his or her Mutual or GRF Board of Directors should contact the Stock Transfer Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., March 25 Mutual 1
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., March 26 Mutual 6
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., April 1 Presidents’ Council
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., April 6 Mutual 16
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Tues., April 6 Mutual 17
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Recap of GRF Board Activity, March 23
MOVED and duly approved to support the actions being taken into the investigation of the hate/bias crime of March 22.
Approved Consent Agenda: MOVED and duly approved the Committee/Board minutes for the month of February—the Feb. 1 Recreation Committee Board meeting, the Feb. 3 Physical Property Committee Board meeting, the Feb. 12, Executive Committee Board meeting, the Feb. 23 GRF Board of Directors meeting—as well as the GRF Board Report, dated March 23, and the acceptance of the Financial Statements, February, for Audit.
MOVED to accept the AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee’s final report and formally recognize the dissolution of the committee.
MOVED to accept the GRF Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee’s final report and formally recognize the dissolution of the committee.
Approve Sublease for United Medical Imaging (UMI): MOVED to approve the sublease of space within the Health Care Center, between Monarch Medical and United Medical Imaging.
AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1400-1, Use of GRF (Trust) Facilities: MOVED to tentatively amend 70-1400-1, Use of GRF (Trust) Facilities, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on April 27.
COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee
70-1448-3F, Fitness Center, Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as the Fitness Center in Clubhouse 6 under 70-1448-3F, Fitness Center Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedures with a maximum capacity of 10 percent of the equipment area only.
70-1448-3H, Library Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as LW Library under 70-1448-3H, Library, Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedures.
70-1448-3K, Clubhouses 1 and 2 Woodshops—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 1 and Clubhouse 2 Woodshops under 70-1448-3K Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedures.
70-1448-3M, Art Room—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 4, Art Room, under 70-1448-3M, Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedure.
70-1448-3N, Ceramics Room, Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 4, Ceramics Room, under 70-1448-3N, Phase One—Emergency Operational.
70-1448-3O, Lapidary Room, Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 4, Lapidary Room, under 70-1448-3O, Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedure.
70-1448-3P, Veterans Plaza, Phase Two—Expanded Request: MOVED to approve the expanded use of Trust Property known as Veterans Plaza, currently open in Phase One, under 70-1448-3P, Phase Two—Emergency Operational Procedure.
70-1448-3R, Mission Park, Phase Two—Expanded Request: MOVED to approve the expanded use of Trust Property known as Mission Park, currently open in Phase One, under 70-1448-3R, Phase Two—Emergency Operational Procedure.
Amend 30-5020-1 Organization of the Board: MOVED to amend 30-5020-1, Organization of the Board, establishing that GRF Board Officers may not concurrently serve on their Mutual Board, as amended.
Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms: MOVED to amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms, updating the document, as presented.
Accept 2020 Audited Financial Statements and Excess Income Distribution: MOVED to accept the final draft of audited 2020 Golden Rain Foundation Financial Statements, as of Dec. 31, 2020, for the year then ended, and the proposed Independent Auditors’ Report, as submitted by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, hereby accepting the above-mentioned Financial Statements and reports therein, reflecting excess income of $602,940, less cash donations of $78,806 received from Golden Age Foundation specifically for trust projects, for a total of $524,134, and to authorize the President to sign the management representation letter.
Pursuant to Policy 40-5528-1—Refund of Excess Income, MOVED to approve the distribution of excess income, per the audited and approved 2020 Financial Statements to the Mutual Corporations, per the schedule of disbursement.
Approve Reserve Funds for Investing in Indexed CDs: MOVED, in accordance with Policy 40-5520-1—Reserves, to approve setting aside no more than $200,000 in reserve funds to be invested in indexed CDs.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees: MOVED to refer 40-5061-2, Fees, to the Finance Committee for review.
Amend 40-5522-3, Safe Deposit Box: MOVED to amend 40-5522-3, Safe Deposit Box, updating individuals who are authorized to access GRF’s safe deposit box, as presented.
Amend 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income: MOVED to amend 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income, updating the elimination of excess fiscal year, operations budget income procedure, as presented.
Physical Property Committee
Reserve Funding Request—El Dorado, Spandrel Replacement: MOVED to award a contract to MJ Jurado, for the replacement of the concrete spandrel and portions of the curb and gutter on El Dorado, by Building 198, for a total cost not to exceed $9,512, Reserve funding, and authorize the President sign the contract.
TENTATIVE VOTE: RV Lot Space Annual Lease Fee Increase: MOVED to approve the 20 percent increase in the annual lease fee for spaces at the 5.5 Acre RV Lot, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on April 27.
Notification of Proposed Changes to
GRF Governing Documents
Per the action of the GRF Board on March 23, in accordance with Civil Code §4360, Notice of Approval, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of the following proposed changes to GRF Governing Documents. All Shareholders wishing to comment on the proposed changes may submit your comments by either emailing comments to the attention of the GRF Board at email@example.com or mailing comments to: Golden Rain Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beal, CA 90740, Attn: Proposed Document Revisions. Please reference the name of the governing document on any correspondence you submit. All comments will be copied to the Board for review and consideration. The Board will take final action relative on these documents at its regular April 27 meeting.
70-1400-1, Use of GRF (Trust) Facilities
The Trust facilities of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) are maintained for the use of residents stockholder/members of Seal Beach Leisure World with the following qualifications exceptions:
Persons, as defined in California Civil Code Section 51.3 who are not stockholders Members/Owners (M/O) but are approved by the Mutuals to reside with a stockholder/member M/O, shall be entitled to use all of the Trust facilities upon payment of the Trust Property Use Fee (TPUF), a fee equal to the Amenities Fee listed in 40-5061-2.
2. QUALIFIED PERMANENT RESIDENTS
Persons who are not senior citizens as defined in California Civil Code Section 51.3, eligible to be classified as Qualified Permanent Residents under California Civil Code Section 51.3, and approved by the Mutuals, shall be entitled to use all of the Trust facilities upon payment of TPUF a fee equal to the Amenities Fee listed in 40-5061-2.
3. MUTUAL 17 LESSEES (LEASED PRIOR TO JAN. 1, 2021)
Mutual 17 Lessees shall be entitled to use all of the Trust Property facilities upon payment of a Lessee Amenities the Annual Fee, as specified in 40-5061-2.
4. MUTUAL RENTER/LESSEES (R/L) (LEASED AFTER DEC. 31, 2020)
Mutual R/Ls shall be entitled to use all of the Trust facilities upon payment of the Trust Property Use Fee.
Permitted caregiver residents, as defined in California Civil Code Section 51.3, and non-resident health-care providers, shall be required to obtain Service Passes and are not entitled to use any of the Trust facilities.
RV LOT SPACE ANNUAL LEASE FEE INCREASE
At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 1, the Recreation Committee duly moved and approved to recommend to the Finance Committee a 20 percent increase to the yearly fee for a space lease at the GRF 5.5 Acre RV lot.
The Finance Committee, at its meeting on March 15, reviewed the proposed fee increase for compliance to provisions of Civil Code 5600 (Boards may not impose assessments or fees that exceed the amount necessary to defray the costs for which it is levied) and approved a 20 percent increase in the annual lease rate, to be effective June 1, for a stall in the RV Lot and send to the Board for final approval.
Operational expenses are calculated at:
2021 Budget Expense: $20,656
RV Lot Attendant: $26,208
RC Admin: $5,094, at $18 per stall
FC Admin: $3,396, at $12 per stall
Budgeted Income: $46,000
20 percent Stall increase: $9,200
Break Even: -$154
Number of Stalls: 283
The current annual rates are:
10- to 20-foot space: $170
21- to 30-foot space: $200
31- to 40-foot space: $290
The new recommended annual rates are:
10- to 20-foot space: $204 ($34 increase)
21- to 30-foot space: $240 ($40 increase)
31- to 40-foot space: $348 ($58 increase)
Health & Fitness
Senior Cuisine Delivered
Experience restaurant-quality meals specially made for Orange County’s older adults, delivered safely to your home. Choose from among your favorite participating restaurants and caterers, and receive lunch and dinner for two for four or six days a week. Meals are affordably priced at $9.95 each, with no additional delivery costs. Customers receive $15 off when they subscribe for two weeks. Use code 15OFF at checkout. There is a $7.50 discount for the first week, and a $7.50 discount for the second week.
Meal providers for the Seal Beach area include Blue Stone Kitchen, Jewish Community Services of OC, Norms and Zest in a Bowl. The provider will contact you to arrange delivery. No meal preparation is needed; just heat and eat.
Place your order online at seniorcuisinedelivered.mealsonwheelsoc.org/collections/resturaunts/seal-beach. For help or more information, call (714) 823-3294.
Let’s De-Stress Virtual Class
Stress is a normal part of life, but how you deal with that stress makes a big difference to your health.
Connect with others and learn tips on ways to better manage the stress in your life in this free series sponsored by Monarch Healthcare & Scan Independence at Home. Each session ends with a gratitude meditation.
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://scanhealthplan.zoom.us/j/95741470401. The meeting ID is 957 4147 0401.
Sessions are every Wednesday at 10 a.m. until June 23.
Zumba and Dance Fitness Clubs
Get off the couch! There are two low-impact dance clubs you can join, both of which meet at Veterans Park. Zumba Club meets on Mondays at 5 p.m., and the Dance Fitness Club comes together on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Both are free during the pandemic.
For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.
At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits
Saliva and nostril test kits are available at no cost for people who live in Orange County and are asymptomatic or have exposure concerns. The kits include prepaid return shipping. Register online via occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing; orders will be fulfilled within 24-48 hours.
Don’t let your guard down yet
By CJ Blomquist
With indoor dining returning and vaccines available, it may feel as if things are slowly returning to normal. But don’t get too comfortable! COVID-19 is still around, and everyone needs to do their part to stay healthy. If you’re longing for a social life, keep up with the original recommendations on how to stay social while staying away.
Call up old friends. Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to avoid people. This is a great time to catch up with friends you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Use FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or another video-chat platform. Need to see some friendly faces? If you have a smartphone or tablet, it’s a great time to explore how these technologies work.
Plan for the future. Catching up with friends and family is going to be much-needed after being cooped up. Start creating some fun reunion ideas for 2022.
We all need to get out of the house at some point, but plan to do so safely.
Go for a walk. With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to come up with a daily walking routine. Continue to wear a facemask.
Go to dinner. After a long year spent at home, going to a restaurant is a treat. To be safe, be strategic: Go at times when restaurants aren’t as busy, and opt for outdoor dining whenever possible. You can go with a friend or two, as long as everyone has been vaccinated.
See family—safely. If you already have both your COVID-19 vaccine doses and have waited the recommended 14 days, you can see family in person. But don’t see a lot of people at once. Spend some time with a few family members; it’s a way to get more quality time with each person.
If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, now is the time! Leisure World is continuing to hold vaccine clinics; be sure to register via www.lwsb.com/vaccine. The sooner everyone is protected against COVID-19, the sooner life will get back to normal.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.25 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, March 25: Spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, whole-grain roll, and seasoned broccoli; maple baked pears; roast beef-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus marinated beet salad.
Friday, March 26: Chicken enchilada casserole with red sauce, pinto beans, and seasoned cauliflower; sugar cookies; taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, March 29: Curry chicken, brown and wild rice, and zucchini with tomatoes; jello with fruit; egg-salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.
Tuesday, March 30: Turkey à la king, biscuit, and green beans with pimentos; yogurt with berries; Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, March 31: Beef lasagna, whole-grain dinner roll, and broccoli and cauliflower; baked apples with granola; turkey-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus macaroni salad.
Arts & Leisure
Help Musical Theatre West keep shining
By Patty Marsters
Musical Theatre West (MTW) hopes to “Keep the Lights On” with its virtual benefit series, which features concerts by Broadway and local stars.
Founded as the Whittier Civic Light Opera in 1952, Musical Theatre West now produces shows at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach and offers outreach programs to the community. But, as is the case with most entertainment providers worldwide, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has kept its doors locked.
“These are challenging times in the theater community, and benefit concerts that allow audiences an intimate concert experience have become vital for theaters across the country,” said MTW executive director Paul Garman.
Partnering with streaming and ticketing platform Stellar, MTW brings its stage magic to your computer or smart TV for $27.50 per performance. All proceeds benefit the theater company in its mission to “enrich the community with Broadway-quality productions, preserve musical theater as a unique American art form and expose people of all backgrounds to the excitement of musical theater,” according to its website.
Until Sunday, March 28, viewers can catch an encore broadcast featuring Terron Brooks, the star of MTW’s “Ragtime,” Broadway’s “The Lion King” and TV’s “The Temptations.”
Popular MTW and Broadway performer Cynthia Ferrer joins forces with Emmy Award winner Randy Rogel for a concert filled with music and humor that streams April 1-11.
Starting April 15, Jason Graae presents “Perfect Hermany,” a tribute to Broadway composer Jerry Herman, who was best known for “Mame,” “La Cage aux Folles” and “Hello, Dolly!” Graae hilariously portrayed Cookie in MTW’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and has appeared in such Broadway shows as “A Grand Night for Singing” and “Stardust.” This concert, filmed at the Musical Theatre West Reiner Rehearsal Hall, is presented in partnership with 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco.
From Broadway’s “Wicked” and MTW’s “Sunset Boulevard” comes David Burnham. The encore broadcast of his 2020 show streams April 29-May 9.
Anna Mintzer first appeared on the MTW stage as Alice Murphy in “Bright Star” and was part of the national touring company of “The Sound of Music.” She can now be seen on Amazon’s “New Dogs, All Tricks” and, starting May 13, as part of the “Keep the Lights On” fundraiser.
MTW celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special concert that streams May 27-June 2. A list of performers will be announced.
A stage veteran of 11 Broadway productions, Grasan Kingsbury has won Grammy and Emmy awards and has been part of Tony and Grammy award-winning revivals. His concert runs June 10-20.
The series concludes with an encore broadcast June 24-July 4 featuring David Engel, Larry Raben and Bets Malone, who have been part of more than 50 MTW productions.
Tickets for the concerts, all of which are closed captioned, can be purchased via www.musical.org.
Technology Classes by Miryam
Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are held every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. Topics change each session, all of which are closed captioned. For an invitation, email Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help setting up a microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins.
Registration is required at least six hours prior to allow for technological issues.
March 30: Facebook
April 13: iPhone
April 27: Beginner’s Guide to Gmail
• It’s been reported that fraudsters are using telemarketing calls, emails, text messages, social-media platforms and even door-to-door visits to collect personal information and finances from individuals while promising to provide a vaccination. Please be careful!
• Apple, Microsoft, IRS, Social Security, etc., will never contact you by phone, text or email. If there’s a problem with your account, they will shut you down until you contact them.
Master Gardener Zoom Workshops
The GRF Mini Farm’s Master Gardeners are giving monthly workshops on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Zoom links can be found on the mini farm website at www.lwsb.com/mini-farm/ on the morning of each workshop. All are welcome to attend, but current and prospective mini farmers are especially encouraged to join. The dates and topics are:
April 8: Gopher Management
May 13: Terrific Tomatoes
June 10: Insect Pest Management
More workshops will be offered later in the year, potentially in person.
Grab ’n’ Go Meals
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212.
• Friday: Katella Deli—deli favorites, appetizers, salads, hot entrées; specials of the day available onsite, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611, or order online at www.katellabakery.com.
• Saturday: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que—barbecue, salads, sandwiches, 3-5 p.m., no preorders, cash/cards.
• Sunday: Closed.
• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck—chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. To preorder, go to www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696; mention LWSB when ordering.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.
• Wednesday: Italian Burgers and Grill Food Truck—Burgers, sausage, chicken, steak and loaded fries, all with an Italian accent, 3:30-5:30 p.m., PayPal/checks/cash/cards. See the full menu at www.bestfoodtrucks.com/restaurants/pizzini/trucks/italian-burger-grill/menu. Preorders accepted via email to email@example.com or text to (424) 299-6291; make sure to specify you are ordering for Leisure World.
All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. Masks and 6-foot social distancing required. For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Vendors are subject to change. Sign up for LW Live at https://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.
The pool cues held in lockers in the Pool Room had to be removed because renovations in Clubhouse 2. Pool Club president Dave Silva is looking for the owners of the two-piece cues so that they may be returned. If you are an owner or are a relative of one of the owners and can identify the cue, contact Silva at (562) 209-3183. Pool cues that are unclaimed by April 20 will be sold at a blind-bid auction on a later date.
Professional dancer Pat Erickson graces the Joyful Line Dance Class with cariñito, a Peruvian cumbia. Thanks to Laura Garcia’s suggestion, the class has learned the moves to the Jerusalema Dance Challenge, a global phenomenon that has been embraced by everyone from lawyers to firemen to flash mobs. The class is held at Veterans Plaza every Wednesday at 2 p.m., except for the fourth Wednesday, when it starts at 3 p.m. Under Jojo Weingart’s leadership, members take the lead to display their favorite dances in various styles, including country and western, hip-hop, mambo, tango, waltz, and more. All shareholders are welcome to join; participants are required to wear face masks, follow the rules of social distancing, and wear exercise shoes—no flip-flops or sandals. For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Hui O Hula
LW club celebrates its 16th hula-versary
Hui O Hula celebrated its 16th anniversary “on the green” on St. Patrick’s Day. As is tradition, the dancers and band members dressed in green.
They celebrated the occasion by dancing the Green Rose Hula; eating a lunch of salads, corned beef on Hawaiian sweet bread and cake; and taking a group photo. Instructor Jojo Weingart (front) and her board—Kaye Huff, Susan Cucci (behind Jojo) and Yo Kishi (behind Kaye with hat)—recalled celebrating with dancers at the clubhouses throughout the years, including around a decade ago in Clubhouse 4 (see below).
With everyone fully vaccinated, thanks to the GRF, they wish the pandemic will soon be over so they can start enjoying class in the newly renovated Clubhouse 6. In the meantime, dancers will continue to practice at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome; dancers should wear masks and soft shoes—or go barefoot . Call (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo@HuiOHula.com for more class and performance information.
Happy Monday, Get Strong Kick-Start
Prevent age-related muscle loss, also known as sarcopenia, with strength training. Via Zoom, certified personal trainer and Leisure World resident Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads simple at-home workouts with dumbbells and stretch tubing/bands every Monday at 4 p.m. This free, interactive half-hour group class is designed to help people stay strong and healthy for years to come.
Rather than with a formal livestream class, interaction provides participants the opportunity to ask questions to ensure their form is correct.
Christensen’s fitness certifications and education include: certified personal trainer from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM®); group fitness instructor from National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA®); health coach-lifestyle and weight management from American Council on Exercise (ACE®); corrective exercise specialist from NASM; Functional Aging Institute-certified specialist; Zumba® gold licensed instructor; and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) level 3 golf fitness instructor. City of Seal Beach Business License: CHR0006, Personal Fitness Training.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 879-1954 for registration information.
Video Producers Zoom Meetings
The Video Producers Club offers free, weekly Zoom classes, as well as a social opportunity.
Classes are as follows:
• Monday, 2 p.m.: Zoom class for iPad and Mac users hosted by Fred Carpenter. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
• Wednesday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ Zoom class for Windows and Android users with Charlie Guggino. For an invite to this class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ and Intermediate Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with host Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to this class, email email@example.com.
• Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: The one-hour Zoom Party Social, hosted by Valentinetti, is open to all residents. For an invite, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Leisure Bikers ride to Long Beach Municipal Golf Course and have breakfast, then continue to El Dorado park for a 2-mile hike at the Nature Center. There are also rides on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All are invited to join; helmets, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.
Family Radio Service Users
Calling all Family Radio Service Users in Leisure World: The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. The call-in time is 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then call in stating your first name, last name initial and mutual number. Remember to press the side button to speak, then release when finished.
For more instruction on the use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at email@example.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
Where We Live
Where We Live Club has heard from more than 300 shareholders interested in feng shui workshops. As a result, the club is hoping to broadcast its workshops via SBTV 3. Everyone who signed up for the workshops will receive notifications about the broadcast schedule as well as a list of required materials. There is still time to sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail at Where We Live Club, P.O. Box 2213, Seal Beach, CA 90740. The club hopes to offer in-person workshops starting in May.
This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members.
My Smart Phone
I love my new smart phone; it’s smarter than me—
A gift from a nephew and niece who love me.
It lets me send emails, all for a small fee.
It lets me get messages and jokes all for free.
It gives me the weather, the time, and a key
That opens the door to the future for me!
—Ethel Ina Carter, Mutual 2
Balance & Stability Class
A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays, 11 a.m. A certified instructor teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts at around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 and is available on youtube.com.
Join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the meeting ID is 849 8252 2530, and the password is practice.
The instructor is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and an ACE Group exercise certificate.
Literature Art Contest
The Leisure World Library is sponsoring a Literature Art Contest, for which LWers are asked to re-create a scene or pay tribute to a suggested famous work of fiction.
Any artistic medium—paint, ceramic, sculpture, wood, paper, needlecraft or other handcraft—will be accepted, but artists should be mindful that submitted works will be on display outside for several hours.
Participants will need to choose from among the following classics, all of which have been adapted into movies:
• “The Great Gatsby”
• “The Three Musketeers”
• “The Old Man and the Sea”
• “Gone with the Wind”
• “The Hobbit”
• “Huckleberry Finn”
• “Call of the Wild”
• “To Kill a Mockingbird”
• “Little Women”
• “Pride and Prejudice”
• “The Wizard of Oz”
• “Treasure Island”
• “Alice in Wonderland”
• “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Completed entries, accompanied by a copy of the entry form, should be dropped off at the library April 12-15, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Entry forms will be printed in the LW Weekly (see below), as well as available at the library.
Artworks will be displayed at Veterans Plaza on April 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with winners announced promptly at 2 p.m. First place receives $200, second place receives $100, and third place receives $50 in Visa gift cards.
Knott’s brings back its Boysenberry Festival
By Patty Marsters
Though it has yet to set an official reopening date, Knott’s Berry Farm has offered locals the chance to experience its delicious seasonal delicacies. And there is no greater local delicacy than the boysenberry.
The definitive origins of the boysenberry have remained a mystery, but most people trace it back to Rudolph Boysen, a farmer in Anaheim. According to Knott’s history, the experimental hybrid of the loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry were wilting on the vine until Walter Knott transplanted the plant to his Buena Park farm, where he and his wife, Cordelia, nurtured what we now call the boysenberry.
As a means of staving off Depression hardships, Cordelia began selling jams and jellies made from the berries in 1932, and soon there was a small restaurant that was famous for its fried chicken and boysenberry pies.
More recently—the spring of 2014—Knott’s Berry Farm has held a tribute to the fragile berry with its Boysenberry Festival, offering both sweet and savory concoctions. While the hoopla of the amusement park is silent this year, there are more than 80 treats to sample.
As you walk through the park, you’ll find unique bites in every corner. Among the savory items are boysenberry barbecue carne asada pizza, boysenberry brisket tater tots topped with crispy jalapeño chips and a boysenberry aioli, mac-and-cheese bites over tater tots with a boysenberry Siracha ketchup, pork bao buns with a boysenberry kimchi and nam pla, Beyond Meatballs with a boysenberry barbecue sauce over cauliflower cilantro rice, boysenberry barbecue brisket mac and cheese, boysenberry beef stew over Spanish rice, apple-and-chicken sausage with boysenberry mustard on a boysenberry bun, elote with boysenberry mayo and cotija cheese, pastrami sandwich on a pretzel bun with provolone cheese and boysenberry mustard, Thai green curry and veggies in a spicy noodle bowl with a boysenberry drizzle, açai bowl with boysenberries, turkey sandwich on a Hawaiian bun with brie cheese and a boysenberry-cranberry relish, cheeseburger with a boysenberry-onion spread on a brioche bun, veggie sliders on a pretzel bun with a boysenberry aioli, boysenberry barbecue meatloaf, boysenberry balsamic Brussels sprouts, boysenberry-flavored shrimp and grits, salmon and orzo salad with boysenberries, boysenberry-barbecue-glazed wings, Philly cheese fries with a boysenberry-onion topping, boysenberry queso dip, Mexican street corn chowder with boysenberry tortilla strips, etouffee with shrimp and boysenberry sausage over rice, shrimp taco with boysenberry salsa, boysenberry shrimp ceviche, chef’s special tamale with a boysenberry roja sauce, popcorn with a boysenberry butter, veggie chili with boysenberry cilantro lime cauliflower rice, boysenberry mashed potato bowl with grilled chicken or tofu and corn, chicken tenders sandwich with a boysenberry mayo on a brioche bun, and chicken tenders with a boysenberry aioli.
On the sweeter side, there’s boysenberry pie with whipped cream, boysenberry cake with boysenberry cream cheese icing, boysenberry crisp with vanilla ice cream, boysenberry macaron, boysenberry bread pudding with a crème anglaise, vegan boysenberry lemon and almond loaf, funnel cake with boysenberry ice cream and a lemon drizzle, red raspberry cheesecake with whipped cream and a boysenberry drizzle, Fun Bun with a boysenberry glaze, boysenberry Dippin’ Dots, boysenberry key lime tart, “Hint of Lemon” churro bites or funnel fries with a boysenberry-and-chocolate dipping sauce, boysenberry and white chocolate chip cookie sandwich filled with vanilla soft serve, boysenberry ice cream float with boysenberry ice cream, red concha stuffed with boysenberry ice cream, and boysenberry thumbprint cookies.
Wash it all down with a boysenberry and basil lemonade, boysenberry aqua fresca, boysenberry smoothie, boysenberry ICEE float made with vanilla soft serve, or boysenberry milk tea with popping pearls. Or, for a more adult beverage, try a boysenberry iced Irish cream coffee, boysenberry Cosmopolitan, boysenberry wine, boysenberry sangria, boysenberry slushy Sangria, frozen boysenberry mai tai, or Champagne and boysenberry soft serve ice cream float.
There’s even boysenberry-themed merchandise from more than 20 local crafters.
Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival runs through May 2. Masks and special tasting cards are required for entry. Regular tasting cards cost $45 (plus tax) and include five food tastings. The cards are date-specific and must be purchased online prior to the date of visit. You can view the calendar of available days and hours and purchase the cards at www.knotts.com/events/taste-of-boysenberry-festival.
Golf League Results
A very dreary, overcast morning greeted seven intrepid golfers on March 15 at the David L. Baker executive golf course. It’s a tricky, par-62, 4,000-yard course with no par-5s, but plenty of water hazards and troublesome bunkers. With the threat of significant rain, the players teed off at 7 a.m. with hopes of getting most of the round in before the heavy precipitation arrived. The avid golfers came prepared, carrying umbrellas and dressed in ponchos, slickers and other necessary gear.
Unfortunately, after four holes, the rain came; it persisted until the next-to-last hole two hours later. By rounds end, everything was very wet: clubs, bags, rain gear and persevering golfers. A hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate, plus a long, hot shower were clearly in the cards.
All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0-20; B flight is higher than 20.
A Flight Winners: First place: Dave LaCascia, 3 under 59, plus fewest putts; second: Fujio Norihiro, 1 over 63, plus a birdie; third: Bill McKusky, plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 third hole.
B Flight Winners: First place: Tom Ross, a very nice 10 under, plus fewest putts; second: Marv Ballard, 3 under 59.
In a reversal of fortune, a nice, sunny morning greeted six men, one woman and one guest four days later at the Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. Riverview is a par-70, 5,800-yard course, with sloping fairways, lots of water hazards, numerous elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers.
Twice a year, every golf course aerates and sands its greens and tee boxes to keep them well-drained and in good grass-growing condition. This week was when Riverview performed that task. The greens are sandy (and very slow) until the sand is worn or pressed into the grass, as well as rough and uneven from the aeration holes. Therefore, no fewest putts were counted, and as long as players were on the green, two putts was the maximum taken.
A Flight Winners: First place: tie between Jim Goltra and Norihiro, 3 under 67; second: LaCascia, even par 70; third: Larry Hillhouse. Jim had two birdies, and Norihiro had one. Jim was also closest to the pin on the 145-yard, par-3 second hole.
B Flight Winners: First place: Lowell Goltra, 4 under 66; second: Liz Meripol, 1 over 71. Guest player Mike Looney had the closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole. Looney has now played three rounds with the league and qualifies to enter the prize pool.
Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview in Santa Ana, and Willowick in Garden Grove. In general, masks are required at the pro shops, but optional while waiting to tee off. No masks are required on the putting greens, driving range or the course itself. Golfers are respectful of one other’s personal space, social distancing is observed, and there is no contact with others’ equipment. Golf carts are single person only unless riders are from the same household.
LW Men’s Club membership is not required, and friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par-3s, and lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-One and eagles, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact McKusky (562) 430-8618 or LaCascia (801) 674-5975.
Handicaps can be determined using local course handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer, more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact LaCascia for more information.
The Chess Club publishes weekly puzzles to keep the love of the game alive, since members cannot currently meet to play in person.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first. Any answer by black, the white’s third move is checkmate.
The solution to this week’s puzzle’s first move is Rf8; the white Rook moves from F1 to F8.
Religion, page 8
First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.
All services, Bible studies and prayer meetings are suspended at this time due to the rise in COVID-19 and delta variant cases.
The book of Proverbs is a compilation of the many wise sayings from King Soloman, the son of King David. It could be considered an instruction manual for how to conduct oneself in life. Reading through the 31 chapters of Proverbs is like discovering treasure. Proverbs 4:13 says to “take hold of instructions; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.”
A continuing theme throughout Proverbs advises seeking wisdom and knowing wisdom. Proverbs chapter 2 says to listen to wisdom and seek it as if it were a hidden treasure; then a person can discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom. Chapter 3 admonishes believers to acknowledge God and to not “be wise in your own eyes.” Verse 13 says “How blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding, for her gain is better than fine gold”. Finally, verse 24 says by keeping sound wisdom and discretion “your sleep will be sweet.”
Scripture of the Week
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).
Those who need to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call the church office at (562) 431-8810 and leave a message.
On Friday, Aug. 27, Congregation Sholom and Temple Isaiah will have a joing shmooze and Shabbat service on Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott and Jason Freddy. People are asked to log on by 6 p.m. to enjoy the pre-service shmooze. Services are also held on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 9:30 a.m.
New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at email@example.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.
The Zoom link is below: (If not clear, call Jeff 714-642-0122 well in advance).
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09.The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.
High Holiday services will be conducted by Rabbi Mike Mymon and Cantor Marla Barugel via Zoom. Services for Erev Rosh Hashanah will take place on Monday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah services begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 7-8. Kol Nidre will be recited on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Morning services for Yom Kippur will be on Thursday, Sept. 16 at, 9:30 with an afternoon service at 5:30.
The walking group meets every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m Clubhouse 3, bus stop A.
If you know of someone who needs to be added or removed from the misheberach list, let Darlene Rose know by Wednesday at (562) 347-8088.
Those who want to participate in Congregation Sholom’s games, book club or livestream services on Zoom should call Jeff to receive an invitation.
Anyone who wants to join Congregation Sholom should let Howard Brass know at (562) 794-9090.
This week Community Church will move from its look at the Gospel of John to what is often described as the scandalous message of James. This will begin a five-week series on what it means to “do church.” It is perhaps ironic that this series about doing church comes at a time when it isn’t safe to gather together in person. Although Community Church is worshipping virtually, the scandalous message of James and the good news of Jesus as recorded in Mark’s Gospel remind believers that they don’t go to church, they are church and are called to do church no matter where it is.
Every week Pastor Johan Dodge reminds all who are present that the word Gospel means “good news,” and if the word of God is being used in a way that isn’t good news, well then it isn’t the true good news.
As the pandemic continues to evolve, Community Church has returned to virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook. People can watch the service on Facebook @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. Those who are not on Facebook can contact the church office at (562) 431-2503 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
It’s not too late to head over to the mobile pet clinic available to all LW reisdents on the church patio today, Aug. 26, from 9-11 a.m. The low cost clinic is available to all Leisure World residents. People are asked wear masks; dogs must be on leash and cats in carriers. Contact Elaine Miller at (925) 997-3412 for more information.
Those who are in need of assistance can leave a message at the church’s office at (562) 431-2503.
Assembly of God
Colossians 1:9-10 sets the fourth core value of Leisure World Assembly of God, “Grow Continuously.”
If a child begins developing at a rate that falls within normal limits and then stops growing, the parents would be concerned. It would be obvious that there was a problem in the health of the child that was inhibiting their growth toward maturity. The same principle applies to spiritual growth.
A Christian begins as an infant, so to speak, in his or her understanding and practice of their faith. If all goes as it should, the Christian will mature in faith.
There are outward indications of a person’s inner transformation. If something interferes with the growth of a person’s spiritual life and they are at the same level of faith today as they were 20 years ago or longer, they should be just as concerned about what is impeding them in knowing God better.
Pastor Chuck Franco will share the fourth core value on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Bible study, “Journey into Hope, When Life is Tough,” remains open on Wednesday at 10 a.m. All other meetings and activities, including hymn sing, are temporarily closed until the most recent wave of COVID-19 subsides. Assembly of God asks everyone to wear masks and socially distance. Those who are not feeling well should stay at at home and let church leadership know so that they can pray for healing
For more information about the church, call (562) 357-4360, or email email@example.com. Prayer requests can be shared with prayer team leader Carolyn van Aalst at (562) 343-8424. The people of LWAG are praying for the Leisure World community.
All who attend LW Baptist Church worship and activities must wear masks indoors.The worship service is from10-11:15 a.m. Sunday school precedes worship from 9:15-9:45.
This Sunday’s theme is “Don’t Miss the Dinner Party in Glory.” Advance reservations must be made to attend. The Bible describes being seated with Christ in the heavenly realms and gives the qualifying requirements. A Gospel song says, “When the bridegroom cometh, will your robes be white?” Both testaments picture the Lord and his bride, his people. Luke 14 links the bodily resurrection of God’s people with this future wedding celebration.
More church details are available by calling (562) 430-2920.
Beit HaLev has decided to cancel the live, in-person High Holy Day services in September due to the rise of COVID-19 infections in Leisure World. However, it has not canceled the once-a-month Shabbat services that will begin in October as of this date. All services will be livestreamed. The schedule will be as follows:
First Erev Rosh Hashanah: Monday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m.
First Day Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m.
Second Erev Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m.
Second Day Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Kol Nidrei: Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.
Yom Kippur Day: Thursday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Ne’ilah: Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m.
The schedule for Sukkot and Simchat Torah will be as follows:
Erev Sukkot: Monday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.
Sukkot Day: Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m.
The Sim Shalom Ma’ariv livestream service with Rabbi Galit-Shirah is every Thursday at 4 p.m. Beit HaLev/Shabbat Shalom LIVE! livestream services are every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
This week’s Torah reading is “Kee Tavo,” Deuteronomy 2:12-28:6. The highlight of the reading is a ritual in which half the tribes stand upon Mt. Gerizim and shout blessings for those who obey HaShem’s commandments while the other half of the tribes stand upon Mt. Ebal and shout curses for those who disobey the commandments. The curses are traditionally read in an undertone by the Torah reader to show that they do not want to disobey God’s Law. The Midrash says that Mt. Gerizim, where the blessings were read, was lush with grass and flowers and Mt. Ebal, where the curses were read, was barren and filled with rocks.
All services use the special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which were adapted and abridged for the online services from the Reform Machzorim, “Mishkan HaNefesh,” and the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available at the in-person Shabbat services.
Live, in-person Shabbat services will be held once a month on the first Friday of the month, beginning on Friday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. It will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.
To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Christian Assembly
Faith Christian Assembly has a long-standing tradition of a Sunday evening celebration service at 5:30 p.m. This one-hour service is a great way to finish the weekend and start a new week on the right foot. Its less-formal format allows time for extra prayer and fellowship, conversations that bring encouragement to each other, and connection. Come early for prayer time at 5 p.m. The Sunday celebration service begins at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday morning service is 10:30 and the midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Call church office for the most updated schedule information.
To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, email email@example.com or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time on Aug. 29. The first reading is from Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8, and the second reading is from James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27. The Gospel reading is from Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website for more information at www.holyfamilysb.com.
The church is still open, operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.
Community, page 9-11
Low Cost Vet Clinic
The low-cost vet clinic is today, Aug. 26 from 9-11 a.m. at LW Community Church’s front patio. Residents are asked to wear their masks; dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.
Learn to drive safe and smart with Officer Smith
California Highway Patrol Officer Mitchell Smith will talk about the Age Well, Drive Smart program on Friday, Aug. 27, begining at 10 a.m. for the Sunshine Club.
To join this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87427954280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode is 080651.
Those who want to receive the Zoom link by email can text their name, Mutual and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls).
Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that senior citizens involved in traffic collisions tend to be more vulnerable than young people, meaning that seniors can suffer more severe injuries.
Crash prevention and in-vehicle occupant protection are urgent needs for seniors. The impact of aging on driving ability varies widely, but senior drivers need to know that gradual effects on vision, flexibility, and response times may compromise safety and eventually require them to stop driving.
To educate mature drivers, California Highway Patrol offers the Age Well, Drive Smart program statewide. Discussion topics in the Age Well, Drive Smart Program include:
• How to tune-up their driving skills
• Refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road.
• Learn about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them.
•When it may be time to limit or stop driving.
• Understanding the alternatives to driving.
This approximately two-hour class is offered free of charge.
Smith was born in Fullerton, California, and grew up in the north Orange County area. While attending college and prior to beginning his career with the California Highway Patrol, Smith worked as an off-road race car builder and fabricator which gave him the opportunity to participate in many professional off-road races such as the “Baja 1000” and “Vegas to Reno.” He attended the California Highway Patrol Academy in 2015 and upon graduation was assigned to the Westminster Area office where he has served for the last five years.
Over the past five years, Smith has primarily worked as a road patrol officer, patrolling State Route 91, State Route 22, Interstate 5, and Interstate 405, in the north Orange County area.
Smith also worked as a field training officer, explorer post advisor and drug recognition expert. In 2021, Smith became Westminster’s CHP Public Information Officer (PIO). As the PIO, Smith represents the California Highway Patrol in contacts with the local media and provides traffic safety education for the communities of north Orange County.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.
Thursday, Aug. 26
4 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021
4:30 pm LW Special Olympics 2021
4:38 pm LW Sewing Brigade
5 pm LW Memorial Day 2021
5:31 pm LW Shakespeare Sonnets
5:45 pm The Street Where I Live
6 pm Life and Times in SB:
Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger
7 pm Vintage Car Cruise
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Friday, Aug. 27
4 pm Beginning of Leisure World
4:18 pm The Street Where I Live
4:30 pm LW Classic Car Parade 2021
5 pm Memorial Day 2021
5:50 pm Terry Otte & Abilene 2021
7:30 pm Vintage Car Crusie
8:40 pm LW Sewing Brigade
9 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
10:30 pm Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Saturday, Aug. 28
4 pm LW Memorial Day 2021
4:30 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021
5 pm LW Art/Cardboard Contest/
5:30 pm The Street Where I Live
5:42 pm LW Shakespeare Sonnets
6 pm LW July 4 Karaoke
7 pm McGaugh Third Grade Show
8 pm LAUSD
11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Sunday, Aug. 29
4 pm Live at the Ford:
6 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
7:45 pm Cerritos Center:
In the Mood
9 pm Life and Times in SB:
Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger
10 pm Vintage Car Cruise 2021
11:15 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Monday, Aug. 30
4 pm LW July 4 Karaoke
5 pm LW Memorial Day 2021
5:30 pm LW Clasic Car Parade 2021
6 pm LW Sewing Brigade
6:22 pm LW Special Olympics 2021
6:30 pm LW Hula 2021/Sea Inside
7 pm Vintage Car Cruise 2021
8:15 pm Terry Otte & Abilene 2021
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Taming of the Shrew
Tuesday, Aug. 31
4 pm Memorial Day 2021
4:40 pm Beginning of Leisure World
5 pm The Street Where I Live/ LW Hula 2021
5:30 pm Memorial Day in Eisenhower Park 2021
6:30 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021
7 pm Vintage Car Cruise
8:15 pm Life and Times in SB:
Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger
8:30 pm Ford Theater:
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Wednesday, Sept. 1
4 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021
4:30 pm LW Classic Car Parade 2021
5 pm Memorial Day 2021
5:40 pm LW Sewing Brigade
6:01 pm Memorial Day at Eisenhower Park 2021
6:40 pm Vintage Car Cruise
7:50 pm LW Shakespeare Sonnets
8 pm Terry Otte & Abilene 2021
10 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
*All programming is subject to change.
Linda Hirst wanted to send a special “Happy 100th birthday” shoutout to Itsuye (Peggy) Hirst (above). Peggy will
turn 100 on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Pearl Anderson of Mutual 9 celebrated her 99th birthday on Aug. 18. Her niece, Bonnie, made the hat that she is wearing.
Marina Tesla (front, right) celebrated her 80th birhday on Aug. 11. She was joined by her sister Elain Tabyanan, whose birthday was Aug. 7. Many friends and neighbors in Mutual 2 celebrated with her, and a good time was had by all.
Lou Daugherty is 95 years young this month. He and his wife, Louise, celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24.
Seal Beach Arts Fair Sept 11-12
The Woman’s Club of Seal Beach is happy to announce the return of the Seal Beach annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Sept. 11-12 in Eisenhower Park at the entrance to the Seal Beach Pier. The booth will provide succulents, stag horn ferns, plumerias, and a variety of indoor and outdoor plants.
The Woman’s Club is a social club that works throughout the year to raise money to support over 20 community organizations in Seal Beach. New members are welcome and those interested in joining the organization can contact Judy O’Neill at (562) 598-0718.
Club luau has been postponed
The executive officers and some members of the Filipino Association of Leisure World have decided to join other club organizations to adhere to the voluntary suspension of all indoor activities to safeguard the health of the community. There is still the possibility of having the picnic on a future date. The COVID-19 pandemic is a deadly enemy that should be taken seriously by all in Leisure World.
The Recreation Office agreed to the postponement and rescheduled the luau for Oct. 23, at the same time and venue. For more information, call Renato Villanueva at (323) 854-6209
Watch your step
Look out for these Social Security Scams
Social Security numbers are the skeleton key to identity theft. And what better way to get someone’s Social Security number than by pretending to be from Social Security?
Social Security scams are the most common form of government impostor scam, in which scammers pose as government officials to get people to send money or give up personal and financial data for use in identity theft.
Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) received more than 718,000 complaints about scams in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2020, a 50-percent increase from the same period a year before. Reported losses from those cases approached $45 million.
One common tactic involves fake Social Security Administration (SSA) employees calling people with warnings that their Social Security numbers have been linked to criminal activity and suspended. The scammers then ask the person to confirm his or her number to reactivate it or to claim they can issue a new one for a fee. This is only a scheme to get money and personal data. It’s important to always remember that Social Security does not block or suspend numbers, ever.
This con is often executed via robocall. The recording provides a number for people to call to remedy the problem. In another version, the caller says the bank account is at risk due to the illicit activity and offers to help keep it safe.
Another popular scam is receiving a call from a supposed SSA representative bearing good news such as a cost-of-living increase in your benefits. To get the extra money, you have to verify your name, date of birth and Social Security number. Armed with those identifiers, scammers can effectively hijack the account, ask SSA to change the address, phone number and direct deposit information on your record and thus diverting your benefits.
Remember that the SSA will almost never contact you out of the blue. It will only text you if you’ve opted to receive notifications that way, or to verify your identity when you access your online My Social Security account. If you do owe the agency money—for a benefit overpayment, for example—you’ll get an official letter outlining your payment options and appeal rights. With a little vigilance, it’s not difficult to spot when a Social Security contact is a sham.
You get an unsolicited call from someone claiming to work for SSA. Except in rare circumstances, you will not get a call from Social Security unless you have already been in contact with the agency.
A call, text or email threatens consequences such as arrest, loss of
benefits or suspension of your Social Security number if you do not make an immediate payment by gift card, prepaid debit card, wire
transfer or cryptocurrency.
If you receive a message or phone call like any of the examples listed above, remain calm and follow these simple guidelines:
• Hang up if someone calls you out of the blue and claims to be from SSA.
• Be skeptical if a caller claims to be from Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General. Scammers appropriate official-sounding and often actual government titles to make a ruse seem authentic.
• Set up a My Social Security account online and check it on a monthly basis for signs of anything unusual, even if you have not yet started collecting benefits.
• Install a robocall-blocking app on your smartphone, or sign up for a robocall-blocking service from your mobile network provider.
• Call a phone number left on your voice mail by a robocaller. If you want to contact SSA, call the customer service line at 1-800-772-1213.
• Assume a call is legitimate because it appears to come from 1-800-772-1213. Scammers use “spoofing” technology to trick caller ID.
• Give your Social Security number or other personal information to someone who contacts you by email. SSA never requests information that way.
• Click links in purported SSA emails without checking them. Hover the arrow over the link to reveal the actual destination address. The main part of the address should end with “.gov/” — including the forward slash. If there’s anything between .gov and the slash, it’s fake.
Call Social Security’s customer service line at 1-800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real.
If you get an impostor call or email, report it to SSA using their detailed online form. You can also call Social Security’s Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.
If your Social Security number has been stolen, file an identify theft report with the Federal Trade Commission, which can help you develop a recovery plan.
by Mary Larson
Leisure World Democrats and their supporters can now pick up “No Recall on Sept. 14” yard and window signs at the Club’s booth outside Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Club members are invited to check out the “clothesline” list of Democratic values, now a part of the Club’s booth.
No Recall on Sept. 14 yard and window signs are also available by calling (562) 296-8521.
Anyone who needs assistance in getting their ballot to the Leisure World official ballot drop box next to the Amphitheater can call (562) 296-8521. If voters prefer, they can also vote in-person from Sept. 11-14 at the LW Fire Station outside the North Gate. The Sept. 14 election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is not a typical election and every Leisure World “No Recall” vote is important.
During its Aug.18 meeting, Democratic Club members heard from Alyssa Napuri, Harley Rouda’s campaign manager, and Seal Beach Democratic Club President Nathan Searles. Napuri outlined their five-point plan for Rouda to be elected in 2022 to again represent the community in Congress.
Most club members on the Zoom call had just received their ballots for the Sept. 14 recall election. Searles was able to field all of the club member’s questions concerning the election clearly and precisely. He urged members to vote as early as possible.
During the meeting, the club’s program committee announced that they were in the process of securing the following speakers for upcoming membership meetings:
• Marlys Davidson: President of the Los Alamitos USD School Board
• Katrina Foley: Candidate for reelection to the Board of Supervisors
• Pete Hardin: Candidate for County District Attorney
• Alex Padilla: Candidate for reelection to the U.S. Senate
• Harley Rouda: Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
LW Democrats and supporters should be aware that they are all appreciated. Everyone’s input to the life of the SBLW Democratic Club is valued, whether it is by joining the club, serving on the board or a committee, attending membership meetings, or just by being a loyal supporter of Democratic values.
Anyone interested in being considered for nomination for one of the open board positions for the 2022-2023 term period should call (562) 296-8521 for more information.
Leisure World Democrats and supporters who are interested in more in-depth and up to date reporting on the issues are invited to subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter. There is no charge, although readers are also encouraged to join the club if they are not already members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521 to subscribe. More detailed information is also available every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Democratic Club booth located outside Clubhouse 6.
Donate to the GAF while you shop for groceries
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making Leisure World a better place to live.
The GAF must raise funds throughtout the year to continue providing services to the community. There are now two simple ways for LWers to donate to the GAF without any additional cost.
Shareholders can donate to the GAF during their weekly grocery shopping trip without having to spend more money, thanks to the Ralphs Rewards Program.
Ralphs announced that it is committed to giving over $2 million through its Community Contributions program. By simply signing up and doing your regular grocery shopping, you can help GAF receive a portion of those funds.
Those interested can sign up for the Ralphs Rewards program by phone or through the Ralphs website at www.ralphs.com. You will need your Ralphs Reward card number or the phone number associated with the account to sign up.
To register over the phone, call (800) 443-4438. Make sure to say GAF’s nonprofit organization (NPO) number, FS 519, during registration.
For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.Org or call club president Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
by Brian Hamon
Conservative talk show host Larry Elder has been endorsed by the LW Republican Club for the upcoming recall election.
“Elder, whose show is nationally syndicated, is a regular guest on Fox News. In an interview with The Associated Press, the 69-year-old attorney said he initially was reluctant to become a candidate in a state where Democrats hold a grip on power in Sacramento. However, he decided to run thanks to supporters who encouraged him, including fellow conservative radio host Dennis Prager,” according to the article.
“I know it’s a long shot,” he said, referring to Newsom’s ability to raise funds. But he said he was driven by a “fire in the belly to see if I can do something … to move the needle in the right direction,” the article said.
According to the article, Newsom’s popularity suffered from a multibillion-dollar fraud scandal at the state unemployment agency and fallout after being discovered dining out with friends and lobbyists at an exclusive restaurant last fall, while telling residents to stay home for safety.
Republican voters can view Elder’s full biography and political beliefs on his website at www.electelder.com.
The GOP Club booth outside Clubhouse 6 will be open Mondays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. It will then be open every day from Friday, Sept.10 through election day, on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
William Butler 70
Connie Herweck 66
Samuel Oglesby 78
Alverna Stanley 86
Dionigi Scalas 82
Ernest Maingot 74
Imogene Barnett 91
Rose Marie Scott 75
Reginald Tillmon 70
Michael Guerrero 70
Families assisted by
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Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/30
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739,
562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 10/07
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/07/2022
562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.
LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559. 11/11
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new. Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 11/11
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 10/07
Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 09/16
562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed.
LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559. 11/11
LW DECOR INC.
40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262.
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 10/07
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 09/02
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes.
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 822-6655, (562) 430-9966.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries. 562-431-6859.
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7.
949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/30
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-years LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/16
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 09/09
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/30
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 8/26
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 09/09
Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07
MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093. Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 11/11
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/26
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 10/07
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/30
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008. 09/30
House-Cleaning/Eco-Friendly products. Available to help with gardening, windows, declutter, errands, etc. Working in Leisure World since 2004 and can provide references. Lori Sage 949-275-8165. Seal Beach License SAG0003. 09/02
14-Years Housekeeping Experience in Leisure-World. Available Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly. Cindy 714-251-7195. Business License CCM001. 09/16
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001 08/26
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident SB License FUH0001. 09/30
My name is Blake and I’d love to be your concierge for computer repairs! I drive to you and fix your computer on-location. I specialize in both MAC and PC systems and can also help with/other technology related issues. 10+ years of experience! Rate is $75/hour but for all LW Residents; I am offering a $25 discount for the first hour. License COM0018.
Call (949) 228-1425 09/30
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 08/26
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30
Pride Scooter not yet 2-years old! Brand New Batteries. $1,600. Call 562-588-3862.
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258. 09/09
autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 10/07
Used 1997 RV in Great Condition. See this Saturday in Leisure-World, CH-6 Parking-Lot. For security pass, call 562-799-1134.
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 09/02
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618 09/09
VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Vintage-Clothing/Jewelry, Rocks/Crystal-Stones, Furniture, Hanging Lamps, Rugs, etc. 562-243-7229. 09/09
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
3-Wheel Bike, Newer Tires, Tire Pump and Chain Lock, $125.00. Mutual-1/Apartment-31k. 562-446-0284.
Private Jewelry Sale. Exquisite Heirloom Jewelry Discerning Buyers only. Call Glinda Davis for Appointment 714-943-1818. Seal Beach License GDD0001.
1-Freezer (3-cubic feet), Dresser with/Mirror, Wall-Unit, Invertible Table. 562-598-2883 (Please leave message).
Like New, Rock Solid Full Body Vibration Fitness Machine. $285 OBO 336-425-7313.
PRIVATE ESTATE SALE. August 26th-27th Thursday/9am-2pm, Friday/9am-2pm. White 4-Piece Full Bedroom-Set, La-Z-Boy Recliners, Ladies Wigs, Flat-Screen TV, Desk, Household Items. For address and appointment call Glinda Davis
714-943-1818. Seal Beach License GDD0001.
ESTATE SALE. Mutual-9, 1230 Scioto Road Apartment-229J, EVERYTHING MUST GO! LETS-MAKE-A-DEAL!!! Thursday and Friday, August 26th-27th. MASKS REQUIRED. Queen Bedroom-Set, Office-Furniture, Small-Dresser, Twin-Bed, Large Dark Blue Couch, 2-Lounge Chairs, Stereo-Cabinet, End-Table, Large Ottoman with/Storage, 2-Display Cabinets, Foot-Stools, 2-Wall Mirrors, Outdoor Round-Table with/4-Chairs, Kitchen-Table with/3-Chairs, Floating Shelves, 2-Large 4-Drawer Rubbermaid Drawers, Misc. Household Items, Small Refrigerator, Bookshelves. Seal Beach Business License JCA0001.
Estate Sale – Thursday and Friday, August 26/27, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. 1301 Kenwood Road. Mutual 7 – 159F. Contemporary end tables. coffee table, lamps, kitchen table. Dining table/4 chairs, hutch. Vintage Magnavox phonograph, ship’s bell, china, crystal, Llado bells. Queen bed, high boy dresser. Costume jewelry, dolls, vacuum, sewing machine. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach License ESD0001.
CARPORTS/CARPORT LOCKERS WANTED
Mutual-1 Carport SPACE Available for rent. Call 562-296-5635 for details.
Looking for Carport LOCKER in Mutual-15 ONLY. 714-396-7377.
leisure world apts/FOR rent
Unit available for lease $2,200/month (MINIMUM Yearly Rental) at 13240 Fairfield Lane. Mutual-7/Apartment-172G, Fully-Extended 2-Bedrooms, 1-Bath, Corner-Unit facing Greenbelt. Close to Parking/Carport. Inform Relatives/Friends. Delia 310-339-9808.
2-Tall Brown Wood Bookcases. Call 714-726-2162 for details.